As a baby bottle to be imported directly, it is definitely the key protection object of hygiene. Washing, disinfecting, and then disinfecting is the most tedious task for milk powder feeding mothers. But is it good for the baby to be too clean?
How to wash the baby bottle? These 4 points are very important!
1. All-round cleaning without dead ends
The milk bottle does not need to be absolutely sterile, but the residual milk still needs to be washed to avoid the breeding of harmful bacteria. The bottom edge of the milk bottle, the milk bottle cap, the spiral groove of the bottle, and the cap, and the nipple are most likely to contain dirt. When cleaning, use a bottle brush to clean the milk stains in these areas.
If your baby starts to use a baby milk bottle with a straw, the mother must not forget to wash the straw. Generally, this kind of baby bottle is equipped with a slender straw brush. If you don’t have one, you can buy one.
2. Don’t use antiseptics/disinfectants to sterilize baby bottles
Sterilizer or disinfectant has strong sterilization and skin irritation. At present, there are special sterilization products for baby bottles on the market, so it is best not to use them.
These products will kill both harmful and beneficial bacteria. When these antibacterial ingredients enter the baby’s digestive tract, they will not only stimulate the digestive mucosa, but also cause an imbalance of the intestinal flora, causing the baby to have repeated diarrhea, and may also suffer from severe gastroenteritis. The safer way to sterilize baby bottles in boiling water or high-temperature steam sterilization.
3. There is no need to disinfect again and again
The baby bottle only needs to be sterilized once a day, and it is not necessary to sterilize the milk powder every time you drink it. Sterilized baby bottles should be drained in a dry, ventilated, and clean place. A baby bottle rack can be prepared to drain the baby bottles after each cleaning and disinfection. There is no need to store the baby bottles in a sterilizer.
After each feeding, pour out the remaining milk, put a small amount of special detergent for the feeding bottle, rinse it with boiling water, and set aside.
After 6 months, the frequency of the disinfection of the baby’s feeding bottle can also be reduced. It can be steamed every other day and washed with boiling water before feeding.
4. Pay attention to the service life of the bottle nipple
Baby bottle nipple also has a shelf life. Milk bottles and pacifiers are gradually worn out under the effects of high-temperature disinfection, cleaning, air oxidation, etc. Some materials may release harmful substances after being used for too long. When you find that the bottle and nipple are yellowed, not cleaned, transparent, or damaged, they should be replaced. Generally, the baby bottle can be replaced every 3-4 months, and the nipple can be replaced every 1-2 months. The glass baby bottle can be replaced as the baby’s food intake increases, or when it is damaged.
Except that the baby bottle does not need to be absolutely clean, it is also best not to have these “clean-loving” behaviors:
① Like to use disinfectant wipes to wipe hands and toys for babies;
②Wash your hands every time you hold your baby, and do not allow others to touch the baby;
③The baby is not allowed to crawl;
⑤ Air purifiers are used in baby rooms all year round.
If you find that your baby’s immune system is not good, you will catch a cold and get sick as soon as you go out, and see if you are too clean and protect your baby too well. To be “dirty” appropriately is a kind of exercise for the baby’s immunity, and bringing a baby becomes easier and simpler.